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4/24/2014 3:53:31 PM
The closing of the Carriage House plant in 2015 is already having an impact on the upcoming Fredonia village budget. This afternoon, Mayor Steve Keefe told WDOE News that the budget will feature significant cuts just about everywhere... [audio:keefesignificantcuts.mp3]Steve Keefe: significant cuts[/audio] During a special meeting today, the Board of Trustees adopted a $9.55 million spending plan...read more
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2014-04-24 06:00
Although Chautauqua County's jobless rate last month was at its lowest point since March of 2008, outdoor activities are still running behind last year due to our harsh winter. That from State Labor Department Analyst John Slenker, who says the county gained about 400 jobs over the past month, mainly in three areas... [audio:slenkerjobs1.mp3]John Slenker: jobs gained in leisure/hospitality, gover...read more
2014-04-24 09:22
A satellite photo taken on Wednesday still shows some ice cover on the eastern end of Lake Erie.  While this is not the latest we have seen ice on the lake, it is helping to hold down temperatures along the lake shore.  Temperatures today will be about five to 10 degrees cooler near the lake. Photo from the NWS in Buffalo...read more
2014-04-24 08:03
  The Buffalo Bills schedule is out and there is no Monday night appearance or Thanksgiving game.  That's contrary to wide speculation that occurred before Wednesday night's release of the schedule.  Preseason: Hall of Fame Game – Sunday, August 3 at 8 PM against the NY Giants in Ohio Week 1 – Friday, August 8 at 7:30 PM, at Carolina Panthers Week 2 – Satu...read more
2014-04-24 07:56
Forestville's mayor and other village officials say they are "grateful and relieved" that county lawmakers have approved giving them some financial help.  Mayor Kevin Johnson says it was important to pay off a water-line project.  He also said the village board accepted the county's conditions at its Tuesday meeting.  He called last night's action "a start." [audio:johnsonforestvil...read more
2014-04-24 04:47
Chautauqua County lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a revised resolution that gives the financially-strapped village of Forestville a one-time, $150,000 loan.  However, the municipality will not be receiving an $87,000 reimbursement on tipping fees from the county landfill for an emergency demolition in 2009.  The measure, which also includes two stipulations that the village look i...read more
2014-04-23 04:20
A local hospital is getting a lot of calls about a phone scam that involves their own name, and they have nothing to do with it.  Terry Dunford, Director of Communications for Brooks Memorial Hospital, says they have received several calls from patients and former patients about the scam... [audio:dunfordwhatthecallsareabout.mp3]Terry Dunford: what the calls are about[/audio] Federal law pr...read more
2014-04-23 04:15
A Kennedy man finds himself in the Chautauqua County Jail after he allegedly threatened a state trooper with a billy club. State Police in Jamestown received a complaint on Sunday about a man driving on Poland Center Road and yelling at residents. The driver, 58-year-old William Swanson, was located at his home, where he allegedly threatened a trooper with his club upon answering the door. Swanson...read more
2014-04-23 04:13
State Police arrested a Sherman man after an investigation into a report of trespassing and theft of scrap metal. On Sunday, 44-year-old Daryl Freeman was found to be in possession of the stolen scrap metal. He was issued appearance tickets for trespassing and 5th-degree criminal possession of stolen property....read more
2014-04-23 01:21
Will there be enough support in the County Legislature to assist the village of Forestville with its fiscal crisis?  Legislators will take up a proposal that includes a bridge loan of $150,000 along with reimbursement of $87,000 in tipping fees in exchange for 14 years of landfill credits that have been designated to the local government.  Assistant Majority Leader John Runkle, who also ...read more
2014-04-23 12:58
SUNY Fredonia will have a world-renowned scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor on hand when the campus opens its new, 92,000 square-foot Science Center this fall.  The university today announced the appearance of Bill Nye "The Science Guy" will appear Thursday, September 18th as the keynote speaker for the campus' annual Convocation Series according to SUNY Fredonia' Public Relat...read more
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